Amir Arison

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Amir Arison
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Born (1978-03-24) March 24, 1978 (age 44)
EducationColumbia University (BA)
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
  • Detective
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Years active2003–present

Amir Arison (born March 24, 1978) is an American actor, best known for his work as FBI tech expert Aram Mojtabai on NBC’s The Blacklist for nine seasons.

Early life and education[edit]

Arison was born in Saint Louis, MO to father Ron Arison, a surgeon, and mother Zipora Arison, a psychiatrist. He has one older sibling.

Amir grew up in Fort Lauderdale from the age of 5, where he attended Pine Crest School from kindergarten through his senior year in high school.  With an early penchant for theatre, Arison received the school's Drama Club Award in the 6th grade, as well as the Founder’s Council Fine Arts Award in Acting his Senior year. Amir performed with the Fort Lauderdale-based professional improv group ComedySportz throughout  his junior and senior years.[citation needed]

He received his SAG card, debuting in a Sonic Drive-In commercial when he was 16.[1]

He attended Columbia University, where he earned a BA in English.[2]


In addition to his role as Aram Mojtabai on NBC’s The Blacklist,  Arison’s television credits include recurring & guest starring roles on American Horror Story, Hulu’s Ramy, Law & Order: SVU,Showtime’s Billions, and Bull on CBS, NCIS, Homeland, Girls, Blue, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, Warner Brothers' H+ , and many more.[citation needed]


Arison’s film highlights include: 20 Weeks, Jane Wants a Boyfriend, Big Words, Tom McCarthy’s The VisitorAmy Heckerling's Vamps, Nia Vardalos' I Hate Valentine's Day, and Merry Friggin' Christmas.  

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Guiding Light Armande Episode: "2 December 2003"
2003 The Jury Tariq Ahmed Episode: "Lamentation on the Reservation"
2004 Law & Order Adil Salim Episode: "Paradigm"
2005 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Lt. Sanjay Episode: "Collective"
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Ghupta Episode: "Parts"
2006 Hope & Faith Phil Hobart Episode: "The Big Shanowski"
2007 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Tarek 'Rick' Agiza Episode: "Depths"
2008 As the World Turns FBI Agent 4 episodes
2008 Fringe Dr. Bruce Miller Episode: "Safe"
2009 NCIS Prince Sayif Ibn Alwaan Episode: "Flesh and Blood"
2009–2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dr. Manning 8 episodes
2010 Undercovers Israeli Officer Episode: "The Key to It All"
2010 In Security TBS TV pilot
2011 State of Georgia Trent Pierce 2 episodes
2011 Homeland Prince Farid Bin Abbud Episodes: "Grace", "Clean Skin"
2011 American Horror Story: Murder House Joe Escandarian Episode: "Open House"
2012 Gossip Girl Officer Weiner Episode: "Father and the Bride"
2012 True Justice Abdul Hassan 2 episodes
2012 The Mentalist Ryan Kasmir Episode: "If It Bleeds, It Leads"
2012–2013 Dallas Varun Rasmussen 2 episodes
2012–2013 H+ Dr. Gurveer 11 episodes
2013 Marvin Marvin Mr. Buttsniffer Episode: "Burger on a Bun"
2013 Pair of Kings King Kunu Episode: "Long Live the Kings Part II"
2013 Major Crimes David Ahmed Episode: "Under the Influence"
2013 Zero Hour Theo Riley 6 episodes
2013 See Dad Run Pete Episode: "See Dad Runl Halloween"
2013 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland The Sultan Episode: "Bad Blood"
2013–present The Blacklist Aram Mojtabai 160 episodes
2014 Girls Kevin Mimma 3 episodes
2019 Billions Farhad Episode: "Chucky Rhoades's Greatest Game"
2019 Ramy Abdul Malek 1 Episode: "Saving Mikaela"
2019 Bull ADA Roy Wilson Episode: "Labor Days"


  1. ^ "Playbill".
  2. ^ "30 Movie and TV Stars who Graduated from Columbia". Columbia Magazine. Retrieved 2022-11-16.

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